We all know that achieving fitness goals can be exhausting at times, but keep in mind why you began in the first place. Instead of the never-ending cycle of weight-focused exercise goals, make fitness goals based on what’s truly good for you. Here’s a list of some of the most important and doable health goals you can work toward this year.
When it comes to fitness, people usually associate it with exercise or “going to the gym”. However, fitness involves a lot more. It’s the ability to live life to the fullest without being restricted by any illness. It’s the courage to try new things and the endurance to overcome anything that life may throw at you.
Fitness is a vital element of a woman’s life because it benefits both her mental and physical health. It can help women live better lives when they become older, whether it is having a more secure sense of self, being able to fully engage in their daily lives, or being able to work and raise a family into their later years.
In this fast-paced, media-driven world, most people suffer from bad body image and low self esteem. In between our busy work schedule and picture-perfect flawless skin on magazine covers, we forget to consider that fitness is actually about having a positive body image and healthy routine rather than how we look. Make exercise goals based on what’s genuinely good for you and are realistic (that you’ll be able to keep up to), rather than giving in to the constant cycle of weight-focused fitness targets. When you concentrate on what your body can do, rather than how it appears, you’ll appreciate it a lot more and want to give it more of what it requires to be healthy.
Here are a few fitness and health goals that we suggest you pursue this year!
1. Eat enough protein.
Protein is an essential component of a healthy diet, and it’s also a good place to start when it comes to achieving fitness goals. Protein is a nutrient that aids in the healing of damaged cells as well as the formation of new ones in the body. When it comes to muscle growth and repair, there is a little-known “magic amount” that everyone should consume on a regular basis. Ideally, 1-1.5x of your body weight is a required number for a healthy lifestyle. Adult women need about 46 grams a day (71 grams, if pregnant or breastfeeding). You can snack on seeds and nuts throughout the day, and include lean meats, eggs, yogurt, lentils, chickpeas, tofu, etc in your diet.
2. Drink enough water
Staying hydrated is an age-old tale, but there’s a reason why every expert on the world promotes it. Our body is 70% made of water. Water is used by your body for all of its functions. It should come as no surprise that drinking plenty of water is not only good for your overall health but also essential for being your strongest, fittest self. Because of factors including lifestyle and activity level, the amount of water the body requires for maximum health varies from person to person, but a decent rule of thumb is to drink half of your body weight in ounces every day—or as much as possible.
3. Devote at least half an hour to workout
Make a list of realistic physical fitness goals that you can easily achieve. Every day, give your body at least half an hour of exercise. Put in work at least 4 times a week. Keep your body active whenever you can. Accomplishing an attainable goal will be much easier. Also, it will be easier to track your progress if you have a measurable goal.
4. Develop a healthy, balanced relationship with food
The most essential factor of a healthier lifestyle is what you eat. It’s necessary to make sure you’re getting as many nutrients and vitamins as possible from your food. Keep your focus on including more dark, leafy greens and fruits in your diet which are high in vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants—all of which your body requires!
Remember to stay away from processed and synthetic foods. They’re mainly rich in fat and have very little vitamin content.
Develop a good relationship with your food. You can still eat your cake and pastries, but keep a note of how frequently and in what quantities you consume them. If you’ve been making healthy choices all week, going out for dinner with your family on the weekend is great, as long as you know when to stop or say no.
5. Be consistent and patient
The most important thing to remember when it comes to your fitness goals is to be consistent and patient with them. This isn’t something you do once and then neglect. If you stay consistent with your fitness journey throughout the year, all your fitness goals will become more attainable.
This does not have to be a difficult problem. Your fitness targets will begin to come into their place if you are consistent and patient with them. You might even find that you’ve accomplished some of your goals without even realizing it!
HOW CAN WE MAKE IT HAPPEN?
Learn to love your workouts and work towards making them a regular part of your life rather than a one-time event. Starting a fitness journey is never easy, and you must remember that it is a lifestyle choice. Don’t get too worked up and think you have to do everything at once; this will most likely overburden you. Take one step at a time. Remember not to overwhelm yourself in the process. Therefore , eventually you’ll notice that the best approach is to make small changes to your daily routine.